In the era of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, learning how to pay with your phone while you’re out can be a gamechanger when it comes to efficiency and convenience.  

For smartphone users, many of us are surprised to learn just how much we rely on apps. From social media, internet banking, navigation and even finding love – if you can think of it, there’s usually an app for it. While the perks of having a camera and a calculator in our pocket at all times are pretty swell, it’s the tiny details of smartphones that truly make them invaluable when it comes to improving the quality of our day to day lives. 

One of these smaller features that have been revolutionary is the addition of inbuilt payment systems in certain models of smart phones. For shopping online and in person, learning how to pay with your phone also eliminates the need to carry credit or debit cards around with you on a day to day basis. While not available on all smart phone models, tech giants have rolled out payment systems like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to their range of devices as a means to boost their appeal – but how do they work, and how can users set this function up?

How To Set Up A Mobile Payment System On Your Phone

Gone are the days of needing to stash your phone and your wallet in your back pocket or bag, as there’s now a convenient alternative to carrying credit cards and cash – mobile payment solutions. For smartphone users who own devices that have this function, they offer a mobile “wallet” as a means to pay for online transactions or use a built-in chip in your phone to make purchases in a store or retail outlet. 

Industry titans such as Apple and Samsung know just how much consumers value the quality, performance, bells and whistles of their smartphones, and in turn have invested heavily into them. Each has a separate form of mobile payment, aptly dubbed Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. 

Although their initial setup is as simple as adding a credit or debit card to your app store identification, new users can get a bit flustered with using this payment system in person. To learn how to pay with your phone, we’ll happily give you a crash course based on which type of device you own. 

To pay with your iPhone and use Apple Pay in store via an EFTPOS machine, simply follow the below instructions. 

  1. To use your default payment card:
    1. If your iPhone has Face ID, double-click the side button. Authenticate with Face ID or enter your passcode.
    2. If your iPhone has Touch ID, rest your finger on the Touch ID sensor.
  2. To use a different card, tap your default card to see your other cards. Tap a new card and authenticate.
  3. Hold the top of your iPhone near the contactless reader or EFTPOS machine until you see Done and a tick on the display.

To pay with your Galaxy and use Samsung Pay in store via an EFTPOS machine, simply follow the below instructions. 

  1. When you’re ready to pay, open the Samsung Pay app on your phone.
  2. Tap the Pay tab, and select your preferred card. Tap Pay again, and then choose your desired security option, such as entering your PIN or fingerprints.
  3. Enter the required security information or simply place your finger on your phone’s fingerprint scanner.
  4. Next, hold the back of the phone up to the contactless reader and perform your desired actions to complete your purchase.

Users are also able to use Samsung Pay via the Favourite Cards feature if already set up, and follow steps three and four outlined above. 

Although we live in an increasingly digital age, technology has also brought with it an extra set of distractions on top of whatever happens to pop up during our day to day lives. If you’re looking for advice on how to pay with your phone or are stuck on how to set it up, then it’s always worth speaking to the professionals. 

Talk Technology With The Professionals

SOS Phone Repairs are specialists in high-quality, cost-effective phone repairs, tablet repairs, and PC repairs, all backed with a six month warranty. Founded in 2015 in Coffs Harbour and now with over sixteen outlets located all over Australia, our primary driving factors remain the same: people and phones. 

Whether it’s to get a few more years out of your trusted iPhone, to fix one up to sell, or to repurpose an old one as a gift, repairing a smartphone might just be easier and cheaper than you think. However, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, SOS Phone Repairs also stocks a wide variety of refurbished handsets at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one. While each has been carefully restored to perform at their best, all refurbished smartphones purchased through SOS also come with a twelve month warranty, and can be purchased at any of our sixteen store locations.  

If you are on the hunt for a quote, diagnostic, or even just some good old fashioned, friendly advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or give us a call today at SOS Phone Repairs.